Sunday, January 23, 2011

There Is No Place Like Bed

After a week of sleeping on my Gramps couch I was so excited to sleep in my own bed, and I was not disappointed.  I woke up this morning without any aches, pains or memories of bad dreams.  This is all because when I was 19 I bought a really good mattress.  It has been said of the ever so reliable WWW that you should replace your mattress ever 10 years or so, but who really does that?

Maybe we should re-think that attitude, cause if your doing it right you spend one third of your life in bed.  I might be spending more, with my great love of the nap.  Some of us are sleeping on crappy handmedowns and futons thinking its ok as long as we have a place to sleep.  I would like to point out that we only get one body (with some knee and hip exceptions) and we really should look after it as best we can.  I think being able to rest well is as if not more important than eating right and exercises.

An article at CTV says:

Some Signs You May Need A New Mattress:
  • You wake up with stiffness, numbness, aches and pains
  • You had a better night's sleep somewhere other than your own bed (such as a hotel)
  • Your mattress shows visible signs of overuse (it sags, has lumps, the interior is exposed, etc.)
  • Your mattress is 5 - 7 years old
I agree with all except the 5-7 years, really who can afford that.  Another thing that they suggest is to try about 30 mattresses before settling on the right one.  Maybe its like a wedding dress, you just know when its the one?  So no more sleeping on lumps and springs, trust me you will feel better for it.  You could drink less coffee, lose the bags under your eyes and just be a more pleasant person with better sleep.

I say its national nap day, just make sure you have a good place to crash!

Love Kaydee

1 comment:

  1. OMG! That is so me! I def need a new mattress. But not until I save up for it, and not until it's on sale 50% off! lol. For now, how bout we just have sleepovers in your bed? Mr. N, on my futon you can go! lol jk